The heartbeat continues! Relief.
The baby measured 8w5d, exactly where I am. And here's the other shoe. The sac measured 7w6d. Sarah, the NP, immediately felt the wind go out of us and quickly said that she wasn't worried. She said it's not even a week and not even enough to register as small. And that she promised she would tell us if we should be worried.
I can't say that I'm completely reassured. In fact, I'm pretty damn scared. But I know there's nothing we can do.
This was supposed to be my last appt, but during the video conference the RE offered me two more weeks. Of course that made me feel like she thought I needed extra monitoring, but she said it is because she knows I'm apprehensive and if we can then why not.
On to the positive. Sarah said the heartbeat was excellent (they don't do numbers) and spent a good amount of time showing us some specifics. She was able to point out a hand and a leg and even got the little squirt to move once. The change from the previous week was unreal. Max sorta freaked out because it looked like an actual baby.
I'm trying my hardest not to google in this long week leading to my next ultrasound. I can't believe I will be 9 weeks tomorrow. Wow!